195 Waverley Rd,
Malvern East 3145
Myotherapy is the skilful use of the hands and other therapeutic techniques including deep soft tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, dry needling, cupping and corrective exercises to enhance muscle activity and to help heal injuries. At Waverley Road Myotherapy, located in Malvern East, we commonly treat sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and muscle & joint dysfunction. You don't have to be an athlete to see our Myotherapist though, everyday activities such as working, sitting at the desk or running around after the kids can cause issues with your muscles.
In your initial consultation, a comprehensive assessment of your posture and body mechanics will take place to allow for a holistic approach to helping you. Consultations may involve; manual therapy (soft tissue techniques), therapeutic cupping, dry needling, taping/ strapping, exercise prescription, postural correction and lifestyle education.
Our Myotherapist Dan Hammond is registered with HICAPS, making appointments claimable on the spot.
Is Myotherapy for you?
If you have pain or dysfunction that may be caused by muscles or joints, you should make an appointment to see our Myotherapist Dan. You may be experiencing different symptoms such as pain, tightness, tenderness, restricted range of motion of joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling sensations.
Myotherapy techniques may be effective in alleviating/resolving symptoms of the below musculoskeletal conditions:
For your first Myotherapy appointment, please bring along any medical related reports (XRAYS/ MRI/ CT scan) that relates to your condition. We will ask many questions about your symptoms. You will be asked relevant questions about your medical history, including prior illness and surgery. This information is used by the therapist to help pinpoint the cause of your symptoms.
Our myotherapist will perform a physical examination of the affected joint(s) and associated muscles. This initial examination is thorough and helps the myotherapist to find out where the symptoms are coming from. Depending on your medical condition, the myotherapist may refer you to another healthcare professional for further diagnosis or treatment. Treatment will then be performed (as long as it is safe to do so).
Our myotherapist will work with you to identify factors that may be making your condition worse (such as poor posture or overtraining) and help you find ways to avoid or reduce these aggravating factors. Subsequent conultations are generally 30 - 60 minutes and include a brief check on your health and progress since the last consultation, as well as some clinical assessment, followed by treatment.
Myotherapy treatments may aid in the prevention and recovery of injuries. Treatments augment the healing process and reduce pain and stiffness of the affected area(s).
At Waverley Road Myotherapy, our highly qualified Myotherapists are trained to assess and treat physical illnesses, injuries and disabilities with a range of therapies. Treatments are focused and specific so that you can achieve the best results.
Dry needling is a technique that can be used by Myotherapists to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems, myofascial pain and joint/muscle dysfunction. It is a highly effective form of treatment and is aimed at reducing pain and increasing movement/ blood flow to a muscle or joint. Dry needling involves inserting a small thin filament needle (generally .2mm width) into the skin and a myofascial trigger point. Trigger points develop as a result of general daily activities, such as; sport, poor posture and repetitive stress/work tasks and can cause referral pain patterns and discomfort.
Myofascial Cupping is a form of myofascial release and trigger point therapy. The application of slightly pressurised (ie suctioned) cups helps to lift and separate soft tissue (muscles & fascia), allowing for improved fluid movement and nutrient supply to the soft tissues. This triggers tissue detoxification, and improves range of motion of the affected tissue(s).
Neuro-mobilization is a conservative treatment that aims to treat neural disorders that involve numbness, tingling and sharp nerve pain. Neurodynamics incorporates various mobilising techniques and can include patient education/ home techniques. Neurodynamics offers a fresh understanding and management strategies for common syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, nerve root disorders, carpal tunnel syndromes and spinal pain.
MFR is a soft tissue therapy that is used by our Myotherapist for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and to stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
This modality focuses on the exceedingly contracted points in our muscle fibers, which are painful upon compression and which may cause refered pain and tenderness to another area in the body. The focused treatment of trigger points ccan assist in the management of chronic pain symptoms that are difficult to fix.
A trigger point/ "pressure point" therapy session involves locating, deactivating and lengthening the affected muscle and restoring normal range of motion adn function.
Joint Mobilization (when indicated) can relieve pain, and improve mobility and function. Mobilization techniques are gentle movements applied to any joint to ease pain, improve mobility and restore function
A sports massage is a type of therapy geared towards active individuals, usually those who present with common strains resulting from strenuous exercises and movements. Sports massage assists in reducing the risk of injury, cools the body down after exertion and helps enhance the overall physical performance of an athlete by increasing overall motion and flexibility. Whether you are looking to keep an active lifestyle or reach your sporting potential, regular sports massage may be vital to your success.
Exercise is used to stretch, relax, strengthen or improve co-ordination and endurance of muscles as well as for specific and overall fitness training. Exercise(s) may be used to help maintain your health and help prevent injuries in the future.